Egyptian Museum selects Tutankhamun artefacts for November 'piece of the month'

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 4 Nov 2016

Four artefacts from Tutankhamun's treasured collection make up the November piece of the month

November piece of the month

The Egyptian Museum is marking the 94th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by selecting four artefacts associated with the boy king to be, collectively, the museum's “piece of the month” for November.

The items will be on display on Friday at the entrance to the museum, to mark the discovery of the tomb on 4 November 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter.

Sabah Abdel Razak, the director-general of the museum, told Ahram Online that November piece of the month was not selected this month through voting on Facebook as usual but instead were selected directly from the collection.

She said the items selected included a statue of the king on the throne as a child, wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt and carrying a flail and a heqa sceptre.

Another item is a wooden chest inlaid with ivory inscribed with Tutankhamun's name and titles on its lid, as well as with gilded glass carved in faience. 

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